View Full Version : Internet download manager

24-08-2002, 12:36 PM

What is a good download manager for downloading large files (200MB)off the internet and being able to resume after a connection loss and doesn't have any popup ads or spyware or other bad things (I have 56k dialup connection)

Is "internetdownloadmanager" any good?



TIA Graeme

24-08-2002, 12:56 PM
its not one i've tried.

i prefer flashget (http://www.amazesoft.com/) myself.

o i love how all these prog makers claim 500% increase in speed......bah.
at the end of the day its the phone line which will limit your speed.

main features to look for are-

filesplitting, ie download different parts off different servers.

use mirrors

mirror searching ie find more sources to download from.

all the good dowload apps are pay to use or adware supported. spyware? it depends on which app and which version you use.

24-08-2002, 11:50 PM
Hi Graeme,

I use GetRight as you can set it to start downloading when you feel like it!

You can resume at any time,and it will use multiple sites.

Available here (http://www.GetRight.com)


25-08-2002, 02:22 AM
Yup go with GetRight!

Thats the best i have come across. After downloading few files(10-20)
It starts all the annoying pop ups asking you to purchase it. of course you can just ignore it by waiting for few seconds or just uninstall it and reinstall it again.

but its cool to set your downloading times and automatic shutdown/hangup after finishing files.

And yeah the server you'r downloading from has to support resuming in order for you to pause and resume again.

25-08-2002, 10:51 AM
3 good ones that I know personally are FlashGet, GetRight and Go!Zilla.

Go!Zilla has spyware but you can block that with a firewall off memory.

FlashGet is available here http://www.amazesoft.com/

GetRight is available here http://www.getright.com/

Go!Zilla is available here http://gozilla.com/index.htm

25-08-2002, 11:36 AM
My vote goes for "Getright" ... no spyware installed, nice and easy interface... never failed me.


25-08-2002, 08:20 PM
FlashGet (formally JetCar) gets my vote.

26-08-2002, 01:56 PM
ive tried all the above (and others), but the one you posted seems the nicest to use out of all of them

grtz sal.

26-08-2002, 02:11 PM
I prefer Download accelerator plus (DAP).

It supports resume and will down load the same file from multiple different sites at once, making it faster as traffic increases.

26-08-2002, 02:53 PM
Hi Graeme,

I've not used the program you ask about, but I would recommend DAP (Download Accelerator Plus) from http://www.speedbit.com/]Speedbit[/u] as a good one - I just download 300mb a couple of days ago, it resumes (thank goodness, as I lost connection a couple of times) and downloads from multiple sources to get the fastest download time. It is adware, but that's what makes it free - there's no actual spyware in it though.


26-08-2002, 02:54 PM
woops that should be Speedbit :D